What are the symptoms of peripheral venous disease?
As functional venous valves are required to provide for efficient blood return from the lower extremities, this condition typically affects the legs. If the impaired vein function causes significant symptoms, such as swelling and ulcer formation, it is referred to as chronic venous disease. It is sometimes called chronic peripheral venous insufficiency and should not be confused with post-thrombotic syndrome in which the deep veins have been damaged by previous deep vein thrombosis.
Signs and symptoms may include:
- Varicose veins
- Chronic leg edema and skin changes
- Diabetic Ulcers
- Heaviness or tiredness
- Open skin sores
Did you know?
About 50% of patients with severe venous reflux disease have central vein compression or May-Thurner syndrome, which is easily treated with venous stenting treatment. If you’ve had previous vein ablations and are still experiencing swelling and/or pain you may have central vein compression. Call us for a consultation. We can help.